Join us on Friday 5 August for an afternoon of panels and discussion at Nexus Arts. How can artists and labour movements work together?
Please join us for the launch of the CP3/Reset Working Paper, ‘Art, Culture and the Foundational Economy’ on Friday 24 June at Flinders Uni, Victoria Square
In this seminar we brought together three leading experts from Europe, lead contributors to a recent EU sponsored report on Culture and the SDGs. Watch the recording here.
Stretton Institute at the University of Adelaide webinar on the future of Australian cultural policy.
Professor Justin O’Connor is currently in Europe, where he will be presenting the ideas around Reset to a wider audience.
Reset: A New Public Agenda for the Arts offered two days and nights of thinking and discussion about how the arts and cultural sector could work to break out of the current impasse through a radical reorganisation of cultural practice and policy.
The idea of the ‘creative city’ has its roots in the 1980s. In the face of accelerating de-industrialisation, the rise of grassroots social movements, alternative arts and new popular cultures held out the hope of a new kind of post-industrial city.
The global events of the last 18 months, from Covid to BLM to bushfires, have shattered many assumptions about everyday life. Yet the fundamental questions so awkwardly thrown onto the table by the pandemic run deeper than these events, and concern far greater long-running challenges framed around crises of climate, health and social justice.
The word ecosystem gets used a lot in arts and culture, in different and sometimes opposing ways. To help us think through this, Reset #4 hosted Scott Ludlam in a conversation about the ideas he proposes in his new book, Full Circle, and their relevance to the cultural sector. Scott was a senator from 2008 to 2017 and served as deputy leader of the Australian Greens. He formerly worked as a filmmaker, artist and graphic designer and now resides on the south coast of NSW as a full-time writer, activist and troublemaker. Full Circle takes a panoramic view of the planetary ecosystem, where nature, culture and history run together.
For the last thirty years art and culture have sought to align themselves with the prevailing economic orthodoxy. They presented themselves as an ‘industry’, a contributor to GDP, part of a fast-growing ‘knowledge’ or ‘creative’ economy driven by an entrepreneurial private sector.